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See Inside The Santa Barbara Mansion Steve Martin Is Selling

The actor/author/comedian is asking nearly $11 million for the modern concrete home.<p>Beloved funnyman Steve Martin recently listed the 7,377-square-foot mansion he has called home for over two decades, according to Zillow. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom stunner was designed by Roland E. …

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3 Easy Steps To Rule Your Industry: Be Like Apple, Google, Starbucks

The ability to change customer behavior is the highest achievement of any company. And it’s the one that pays off the most.<p>In fact, it’s the very definition of market leadership. Here’s how you can rule your industry: By changing how people do things.<p>With three brief case studies, I’ll show you how …

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What Happens When A Chinese Tycoon Stands Up Against The Government?

In a country where political power easily makes or breaks a company, it is rare to see a private-sector business at loggerheads with a state-level government entity. That’s why the latest brawl between Alibaba, which is China’s biggest e-commerce company and is run by the country’s second richest …

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India Put On A Spectacular Show For President Obama On Republic Day

India on Monday celebrated Republic Day, the annual event that honors the day the Indian constitution came into force in 1950. This year, US President Barack Obama was invited as a guest at the military parade held in New Delhi.<p>Here are the best pictures from the celebration.

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What It's Like To Found A $750 Million Startup, Go Through A Sexual-Harassment Lawsuit, And Start All Over By Age 25

Whitney Wolfe had to remind herself of that often in August when she was in the middle of a very public sexual-harassment lawsuit with a company she cofounded, Tinder.<p>Tinder is one of the world's hottest new companies. Founded in 2012 by Wolfe, Sean Rad, Chris Gulzcynski, and Justin Mateen in an …

Greece's Radical Left-Wing Government Is Right About The Debt — And Everyone Needs To Get Over It

Alex Tsipras, Greece's new radical left-wing Prime Minister. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Syriza has triumphed in Greece's election. The coalition has formed a government and all eyes are turning to the major showdown that's coming.<p>The party is demanding a major bondholder "haircut." This is effectively a …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

A Rare Glimpse Inside The Life And Mind Of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

We were meeting at Oracle's upscale executive offices on the top floor of the main building at its Redwood City, California, headquarters, accompanied by two members of his personal PR team and Oracle's chief marketing officer, Judith Sim. They weren't there as handlers. Hurd was in full control of …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

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The ugly truth about “American Sniper”

It’s not as apolitical as critics make it out to be. Clint Eastwood’s film offers a warped vision of Iraq and Islam<p>As controversy rages over <i>American Sniper</i>, many supporters of the movie have suggested that it's apolitical and shouldn't be construed as supportive of war or bigotry; that it's merely …

19 Enviable Celebrity Kitchens

Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain.<p>Where your favorite stars cook, eat, and entertain. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

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Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Tom Cruise's Colorado Mansion Is Still For Sale at $59 Million

The movie star's Colorado estate first went on the market in the fall of 2014.<p><b>Update, 9/12/2016:</b> Almost two years after initially putting his sprawling Telluride mansion up for sale, it looks like Tom Cruise still has no takers. According to the listing, Cruise has refused to drop his $59 million …

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Real Estate - Luxury Homes for Sale

Psst ... you can rent it for the summer, too.<p>These once-grand homes have seen better days.<p>There are TWO kitchens, naturally.<p>Here's a look at the Upper East Side pad.<p>The family room is absolutely breathtaking.<p>It seems like the singer has some pretty interesting decor taste.<p>And it's seriously …

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A Former CIA Agent Explains How To Advance Your Career Like A Spy

They have to gain their opponent's trust and respond to a crisis quickly.<p>In the book "Work Like a Spy: Business Tips from a Former CIA Officer," J.C. Carleson writes about her experience as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and the business and career tips she gained during …

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …

101 Party Dos & Don'ts

How to throw a bash that guests will never forget.<p>For <i>House Beautiful</i>'s ultimate entertaining guide, we asked our favorite designers, event planners, and bloggers for advice about how to host a successful soiree. The experts share their easy tips for setting a stunning dinner table, creating an …

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What Did YOU Sell Today?

Every company looks for growth. But to grow, you need to <i>sell something</i>.<p>One of my favorite days every year in my office is “Take Your Kids To Work Day.” Why? Because I get to give a five-minute pitch to 150 kids.<p>And I ask all these kids to do one thing for me: That every night when their parent …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Research Shows There May Be A Hidden Dark Side To Working With Introverts

Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet,” brought worldwide recognition to the less overt assets introverts bring to the workplace. While extroversion had historically been regarded as “ideal,” Cain’s book pointed out how office settings often play to the strengths of extroverts. Armed with new insight into the …

Silicon Valley's hottest startup is scaring insurance brokers and fighting regulators

Two decades ago, the only way to book a flight was to call a travel agent, a middleman whose job was to connect you with vendors. That job is now …

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …

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MORGAN STANLEY: Here Are The 45 Best Stocks For The Long Run

In September, strategist Adam Parker said the S&P 500 could peak near 3,000 during this cycle.<p>In a recent note to clients, Morgan Stanley analysts identified 45 stocks that could work with the long-term recovery in mind.<p>"Given the extremely long time horizon, we were agnostic about current …

Big Businesses Are Racing To Adopt The Internet Of Things, Creating A Massive New Enterprise Device Market

But the IoT is actually much more important to the enterprise sector.<p>IoT devices and software can offer businesses huge benefits, including better security, more effective monitoring of machinery and equipment, efficiency, energy management, and more.<p>In a new IoT report from BI Intelligence, we …

Israeli Prime Minister Has A Warning For The US

In addition to warning against military coordination, Netanyahu stressed Iran should not be allowed to keep or grow its uranium enrichment program through the P5+1 nuclear negotiations, which have a deadline of Nov. 24.<p>To bolster his arguments, Netanyahu argued Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

Bill Gates is putting his own money into a small impact-investing fund focused on India

Bill Gates arguably ushered in the current golden age of philanthropy. Now the world’s richest man has endorsed another way to put money to work for good: impact investing.<p>It’s safe to say Gates doesn’t need the market-rate returns expected from his new venture-capital investment in Unitus Seed …

I Had An Interesting Conversation With Mark Cuban About The Future Of The Internet

On Thursday, Mark Cuban compared the net neutrality debate to the government regulation railroads faced about 100 years ago.<p>After those comments, I had an email exchange with Cuban about his opposition to President Barack Obama's recent proposal that the internet be regulated just like a utility …